Digital legacies refer to the data we leave behind when we pass. During our lifetimes, we inevitably and voluntarily generate large amounts of data. We create, share, and store content on the Internet, through platforms such as social media sites, user reviews, online banking, and many others.
While countries are developing regulations for digital legacies, and there are several multilateral fora to discuss regulations on digital assets, such as cryptocurrency, international efforts for digital legacies have yet to evolve. Given the digital footprints that we leave behind and the borderless nature of the Internet, it is essential for the international community to develop sound policy on digital legacies.